Each will have five minutes to question her.
Republic strategist Jennifer Jacobs, watching the hearing from her home in San Diego, said she found herself struck by what she deemed Ford's sincerity.
Later, when asked a similar question about her "degree" of certainty that it was a young Kavanaugh who assaulted her, Ford responded simply:"100 per cent". I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school.
She wrote she witnessed Kavanaugh "engage in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls, including pressing girls against him without their consent, grinding against girls and attempting to remove or shift girls' clothing to expose private body parts".
On the topic of why she has chosen to come forward, she will say in her statement, which can be read here.
After recounting what she remembered of the alleged assault, Sen.
She gave details of how information surrounding the incident, including her name and that of Kavanaugh, became public, saying that she "struggled with a bad choice" when trying to decide whether to release her account of events when the press reported Kavanaugh's confirmation was virtually certain.More news: Japan’s MINERVA-II1 rovers send pictures after landing on asteroid Ryugu
I am here today not because I want to be.
Kavanaugh has denied three other allegations against him, all involving women who have come forward publicly. Her prepared testimony was released Wednesday evening.
Wallace went on to say his daughters brought up their own experiences with sexual while the family was discussing the allegations against Kavanaugh over email.
The Wall Street Journal talked with several former Trump administration officials about Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee - and they all agreed that it was a disaster for Republicans.
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The all-male panel of Republicans are expected to defer most of their questions to a female lawyer, Phoenix prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, an experienced sex crimes prosecutor. And little is known about how she plans to approach the hearing.
After hearing from leading Republican and Democrat members, Ford made her opening sentence.
Senators handing their responsibility off to someone else, as the GOP has in this case, is highly unusual.
The decision to tap Mitchell comes as Republican senators insist that their committee staffers can handle an investigation that Democrats and Kavanaugh's accusers have said the FBI should be conducting. His reaction to Thursday's testimony could be the clearest immediate indicator of Kavanaugh's fate.
"I lament how this hearing has come about", Grassley said in his initial remarks. This is just completely made up, or at least not me.
Later in the day, he left open the possibility of delaying a Friday committee vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation, saying whether to subpoena Judge depends on "how important" Judge is to Ford's testimony.More news: Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping